A 3-year old boy in Britain has a rare condition that makes his skin color turn orange if he eats carrots or other vegetables.
Leo Barnett suffers from a rare condition known as hyper-beta carotenemia which means that he is not able to digest an enzyme known as carotene which gives color to carrots and other food items. This leads to a buildup of carotene in Leo's body which then turns his skin orange.
Leo's mother, Angie said that they initially attributed the problem to his poor health with Leo twice suffering from pneumonia and also recovering from swine flu. However when his skin color continued to remain orange, Leo's parents took him to a GP who recommended eliminating all orange food from his diet.